5 Ways to Decompress Once Finals are Over

The time is finally here. Finals are over, the holidays are rapidly approaching, and it’s time to head home. Now that you’re done with pulling all-nighters in the library or drinking enough caffeine to kill you, it’s time to relax and celebrate!

Here’s how:


1. Hang Out With Your Friends

Hey, remember those people you used to call your friends? It’s probably time for you to stop ghosting them and let them know you’re still alive. Plus, if you’re going home, you can catch up with some of your old friends that you don’t get to see as often! This is an equally beneficial thing and a great way to get your mood up regardless of how finals went.


2. Sleep

Personally, I recommend everyone taking a nap a day, but in this case, doing nothing and getting sleep can be so good for your health in terms of recovering from the less healthy ways you’ve probably been treating your body. Now I wouldn't say this should be all you do over break – but doing it every now and then can be good for rebooting.


3. Catch Up On Your Shows

With all that’s been going on, it’s likely you haven’t had a lot of time to stay up to date with your shows. Now’s the time to catch up or start something new. Personally, I highly recommend Brooklyn Nine-Nine.


4. Get Prepared For Next Semester

I get it. It seems counterintuitive to start worrying about next semester, but this is a good thing! I’m not saying go out and plan the entire semester, but do little things like buy some new notebooks, or look at your syllabus. You’ll be thankful when next semester starts and you have less to worry about.


5. Travel

If you’re not taking winter classes, we have well over a month for you to go somewhere new. Whether it’s camping or going to a big city, both can be great in different ways for relaxing. Taking yourself out of a stressful environment and into another where you worries are little things like what to eat or what to do that day can be so great for recovering from the semester!